485 2014 Corvette Stingrays Sold in September, 38% Manual, 75% Z51
Based on the GM sales report, we know that General Motors’ first batch of 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupes included 485 examples of the new Vette reaching happy new owners around the country in September. That is a pretty solid figure but when you consider that shipments didn’t begin leaving the Bowling Green facility until the second half of the month, we can expect that October will bring about even greater delivery figures for the 2014 Corvette. It should be noted that the company sold 831 Corvettes last month which means that dealerships sold 346 2013 model year Corvettes but when you look at the fact that GM sold 1,351 Corvettes in the same month last year – it is clear that we can expect much bigger sales numbers for the new sports car as the company gets more units to dealerships.
The folks at Autoblog had a chance to talk to GM spokesman Monte Doran and Mr. Doran offered some interesting statistics on the first group of 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupes sold last month. First – and not surprisingly – the vast majority of 2014 Corvettes sold thus far have been purchased by people who already own a Corvette. These loyal enthusiast buyers are more likely than an “average buyer” to add options and accessories (although I don’t know that the Corvette has many walk-in buyers who drive out with pure base models) and that has translated to the majority of these early Corvettes being very well equipped with an obvious focus on performance.